Advent: Waiting for Treasure

Advent: Waiting for Treasure

December 1 marked the beginning of Advent this year on the Christian Church calendar. Advent. The season of anticipation, of expectation. We take time to remember how Mary and Joseph awaited the birth of Jesus. This chosen couple knew their son was special, but they...
Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

I woke up this morning to the voice of our local talk news radio DJ Tony Katz as he shared his experience and memories of 9/11. Oh, great, I thought. This entire day will be dominated by eighteen-year-old news. Depressing. Not my best moment. Tony’s next words...
5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

I was supposed to be a Christian, growing up in a family who went to church. Mom, Dad, and four kids. I earned pins for Sunday School attendance. I believed in Jesus as the Savior of the world. And yet. Something was missing. An indefinable empty space. My rebellious...
GIVEAWAY! What’s Your Best Title?

GIVEAWAY! What’s Your Best Title?

A giveaway for readers who love fiction.  I would love your help. Sparkles from Silence needs a new title. And if you can come up with a title that resonates with me and the message of the book, you can win a $10 Amazon gift card! Here’s what’s wrong with...
Our Power to Save

Our Power to Save

Whenever I pick up The Bronze Bow, a beautiful novel by Elizabeth George Speare, another vital life lesson strikes home. I used to read it every year to my fifth grade class. And every year, I couldn’t make it through the whole book without breaking down into tears...

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